buff puff

topic posted Fri, February 23, 2007 - 1:48 PM by  Donna
in the top 5 thread alot of you ladies mentioned buff puff. I'm always looking for ways to improve my skin...could someone explain this product to me? Thanks :)
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  • Re: buff puff

    Fri, February 23, 2007 - 2:22 PM
    i used buff puffs like mad in highschool.... LOVED THEM... then i couldnt find them for awhile and im glad to hear that they are "back" basically a little exfoliating sponge (can someone else help me with what its made of?)... if i recall, they come with or without cleansers... im pretty sure they have both a facial and a body size. i bet you can find them on amazon and then go from there....
    • Re: buff puff

      Fri, February 23, 2007 - 2:49 PM
      They are made of polyester, about the same as most kitchen sponges. I've been using them for literally, 30 years. I keep one for a couple of months before tossing.
      I get the generic cheap ones in Duane Reade drugstores - - all over NYC, they're about 2/75ยข, or 4/$2-$3.
      With a good lather of soap, you can scrub hard, and exfoliate deep. Literally, you buff you skin. And you're doing great things for your circulation...wash your face and watch those small wrinkles disappear.
      When I first started using a buff puff, it was to mitigate acne. But that was in the days before pro-active. . . .
  • Re: buff puff

    Fri, February 23, 2007 - 3:43 PM
    I have been using buff puffs for I-don't-know-how-many years now. They are great for removing the everyday grime and oil AND they really make my skin feel untra clean and refreshed....I never thought of the circulation benefits tho.....kind of a nice added plus.

    I have always found them in the grocery store or at Rite-Aid, CVS, Savon etc...

    I like the little disposable ones with the cleanser on them BUT I rinse out their cleanser and use my glycerin soap
    The larger ones are good too but they are a little too cumbersome for me when it comes to getting into smaller areas like under my nose....but the little ones seem to be a little too little.....oh well....nothing is perfect...I still love them!!!
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    Re: buff puff

    Fri, February 23, 2007 - 5:44 PM
    Yup, buff puffs are great! I have been using them for about 20 to 25 years. I like the smaller disposable puffs that have soap, but I usually use my own soap. I actually use Cetaphil in the evening and then wipe with an astrigent. In the morning, it's the Buff Puff, so I just use it once a day.
  • Re: buff puff

    Fri, February 23, 2007 - 10:49 PM
    I love buff puffs, too. i've found then for about $2 each... wish I lived in NYC... LOL!! I have oily skin, so don't use moisturizers and most scrubs irritate my skin. The buff puffs work really well to exfoliate sensitive skin and remove dead skin. I think they would probably work for any skin type as a great exfoliator with your favorite cleanser!
    • Re: buff puff

      Sat, February 24, 2007 - 12:45 AM
      Buff puffs are the awesome.

      YOu can get them cheap at the drug stores. Reccomended.
      • Re: buff puff

        Sat, February 24, 2007 - 4:57 AM
        I remember trying buff puffs back when I was a teenager, but either I was too rough, or the puffs were. Anyway, they pretty much ate my skin raw. Haven't gone back since. And now that my skin's even more sensitive... well, even super-soft facial brushes are too irritating.
        • Re: buff puff

          Sat, February 24, 2007 - 8:11 AM
          Good point.

          I have super sensitive skin also and find that the buff puffs with my normal cleanser are easier on my skin than exfoliators and masks... of course that isn't for everyone. I use the ones for sensitive skin which are less coarse than the normal ones.
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    Re: buff puff

    Sat, February 24, 2007 - 12:31 PM
    i buy the big pack of kitchen scrubby on one side ones...(at the dollar store i get like 6 for a buck WHOO HOO)

    rinse them out with white vinegar to clean them or throw em in the washing machine.

    the cheap ones are mildly scrubby on one side
    and the hard scrubby part i use on feet and elbows
    • Re: buff puff

      Sun, February 25, 2007 - 12:02 AM
      I used buff puffs all growing up and into my twenties but I wouldn't recommend using in on older skin that no longer has the resiliency it

      Once I hit my mid-thirties, I started using Dermologica's Skin Renewal Booster that does the same thing in a serum without all the micro-tearing that goes on.

      Basically, I did a good job taking care of my skin growing up and in my twenties, and now i have to maintain that. That's why I had to eventually graduate to a more sophisticated line of makeup and skin care. Clinique, et al and buff puffs had stopped working for me.

      no I exfoliate lightly in the shower, follow by a citrus toner, a couple of serums, under eye care, and origins moisturizer (warm months) // Dermologica Intensive Moisture Balance in the cooler months.

      I'm cheating and it's working all the way.
    • Re: buff puff

      Tue, February 27, 2007 - 10:06 PM
      yeah - I use the kitchen scrubbies too. I use the green scrubbies for my feet and the softer one on my body and face. Super cheap.

      And when I wear them out I use them to clean the bathroom
      • Re: buff puff

        Wed, February 28, 2007 - 9:50 AM
        omg you guys are brilliant! i am going to use those green kitchen scrubbies for my feet from now on! man, sometimes BSFD just comes through in these teensy ways that will make a big difference. brilliant, i say! brilliant!
        • Re: buff puff

          Wed, February 28, 2007 - 10:54 AM
          I can't use buf-puf--way too rough on my skin. I prefer an exfoliating cleanser and a terry washcloth instead--they are gentler.

          GREAT call on the scrubby sponges for feet and elbows, though:)

          • Re: buff puff

            Wed, February 28, 2007 - 3:40 PM
            I used to use them all the time, felt great, but I still broke out a lot. My dermatologist told me to stop using them and when I did my skin improved. Even a washcloth can now irritate my skin.
            • Re: buff puff

              Thu, March 8, 2007 - 9:02 PM
              OMG you girls rock ...thanks for all the advice...I love the support here!
              • Re: buff puff

                Thu, March 8, 2007 - 11:06 PM
                scrubby sponges for feet and elbows.....brilliant x
                • Re: buff puff

                  Fri, March 9, 2007 - 10:28 AM
                  I tried using a mini loofah face scrubber recently and it made me break out. I find the best thing for my sensitive skin is to use a wet washcloth just to remove the soap. It makes my skin feel fresh and clean but I am also lucky that I don't really seem to need it. I used to use a washcloth once a week but now I rarely use it. I always lather up my cleanser and apply to a dry face.

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